Local private ride startups give Uber the squinty eye

LoopTT reports on the reaction of the four local private ride startup services on the announcement of Uber’s entry into the market.

“They can throw wonderful, attractive incentives to get people to use the system and drive for them but as they go along, they decrease their rates so much so that we have people complaining that to make a living you have to work 16 hours a day,” he [Wayne Bolai, founder of Quikpikup] said of the Uber model where drivers basically operate as their own business.

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Mark Lyndersay is a writer and photographer based in Trinidad and Tobago. He writes editorial leaders for Guardian Media Limited, for whom he has written more than 1,300 since 2001, feature writing and reviews and his column, BitDepth, which has examined personal technology issues continuously over the last 20 years. As a photographer, he divides his time between commercial assignments and annual report photography and personal projects like Local Lives, which examines the backstory of life and culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

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